Invidual residences

ALBERT FORNS CANAL

From Tuesday, 7 September 2021 to Monday, 27 September 2021

ALBERT FORNS CANAL
Journalist and Writer
Barcelona

Bio

Albert Forns Canal (Granollers, 1982) is a freelance journalist and writer. He works for the magazines L'Avenç and Time Out Barcelona and the newspapers ARA and La Vanguardia. As a writer he has published the novels ‘Abans de les cinc som a casa’ (Edicions 62, 2020), winner of the BBVA Sant Joan Prize; ‘Jambalaia’ (Anagrama, 2016), winner of the Anagrama Prize; and ‘Albert Serra (la novel·la, no el cineasta)’ (Empúries, 2013), winner of the Documenta Prize.

Project

My great-uncle was a famous maqui, a young and brave idealist guerrilla fighter who crossed the French frontier many times in boicot and sabotage missions against the francoist authorities. He fought for freedom until the Guardia Civil chased him in 1948, ambushed in Barcelona. They shot him in cold blood when he was only 28.

In researching his life for a possible new novel, the Faber Andorra residency will be a great base camp to explore the Pyrenees, following the paths of the maquis in their incursions in order to write from a first-person experience how they crossed the moutains during the night, carrying weapons and amunition.

Notícies, articles i activitats

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